tweet etymology

English word tweet comes from Old English (ca. 450-1100) bridd (Chicken. Young bird, chick.), Proto-Germanic *burþį̄ (Burden.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰébʰrus (Beaver.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰŕ̥tis, Proto-Germanic *ga-, Proto-Germanic *burjaną, Proto-Germanic *gaburiz, Proto-Germanic *burdiz, Old English (ca. 450-1100) byrde (Born, well-born, noble, rich.)

Detailed word origin of tweet

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bridd Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Chicken. Young bird, chick.
*burþį̄ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Burden.
*bʰébʰrus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Beaver.
*bʰŕ̥tis Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ga- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Indicates association or togetherness; co-.. Indicates completeness or wholeness. In verbs, also indicates perfectivity (a finished action).
*burjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*gaburiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*burdiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
byrde Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Born, well-born, noble, rich.
brid Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) A young bird, a bird in general.
*burþiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Bearing, carrying. Birth. Pregnancy.
*gaburjōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To befit, be favorable for.
*gaburjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To be due; beseem. To occur; happen. To rise; emerge.
byrd Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
byrd Old Norse (non)
ġebyrian Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
burthe Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
bird English (eng) (figuratively) To seek for game or plunder; to thieve.. To catch or shoot birds.. To observe or identify wild birds in their natural environment The vulgar hand gesture in which the middle finger is extended. A prison sentence. (Asian slang) A penis. (UK, Ireland, slang) Girlfriend. [from the early 20th c.]. (UK, US, slang) A girl or woman, especially one considered sexually attractive.. [...]
tweet English (eng) (ambitransitive, Internet) To post an update to Twitter.. (intransitive) To make a short high-pitched sound, like that of certain birds. (Internet) An entry posted on the microblogging service Twitter.. The sound of a bird; any short high-pitched sound or whistle. An onomatopoeic of bird singing.

Words with the same origin as tweet

Descendants of bridd
bird birdie
Descendants of *burþį̄
birth birthday birthmark birthplace burden rebirth
Descendants of *bʰébʰrus
beaver
Descendants of *ga-
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